Question Is there any way to get back to a “clean” nand?

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  1. KylieJenner
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    Ok so if you were to clear all the logs and stuff that are identifiable that ninty are banning people for and then did a factory restore would your switch then be back in a “clean” state?

    A friend realised they didn’t have a clean nand backup would just a factory reset get you back to a clean state?
     
  2. Jayro

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    Just restore your clean NAND backup, and all is golden.

    Oops, lesson learned I guess.
     
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    I have mine safely locked and on my desktop my friend however not so much
     
  4. Kubas_inko

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    You can probably make clean NAND using only prodinfo. I have no idea how and if it is even possible.
     
  5. bundat

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    A "clean" NAND is not necessarily a "safe" NAND.

    People have been banned for clearing their logs, so it seems Nintendo also checks for "continuity"
    i.e. if some logs your Switch sent before go missing, it means you did something questionable to get rid of those logs.
    So IMO, just having a NAND backup is not enough.
    It'd also be safest if you NEVER go online from when the NAND backup was made, until the point it is restored.

    So as for your question, maybe you can use ChoiDuJour with your biskeys to create a clean SYSTEM partition, and along with an empty USER partition, to create a "clean" NAND. It's not necessarily a "safe" NAND though.
     
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    But if your logs were cleared and you then did a factory restore would that still trigger anything on Nintendo’s part as your “new” console would be accepted as not having any logs yet?

    I just want to help my friend get their clean nand backup for eventual emunand or error avoidance. So I’m not saying it’s something they’ll go online with straight away but something cleaner than what they already have.
     
  7. bundat

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    Factory restore does not clear logs, there's just no way to clear those without hacking.
    So having clear logs will always be suspect, if you've sent ANY logs AT ALL in the past.
     
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    Is there a list / link / discord / other , where can i read about what kind of logs SX OS or Hekate or other are creating ?
    Also was wondering about cleaning my Switch to play Mario Kart 8 online.
     
  9. linuxares

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    There is no real way to get a clean nand again, not even a restore. My best guess is to clear the logs with dreport (The SDCardfiles should do fine) and boot Hekake and clear. Then factory reset your switch and format your SDCard. Oh and never boot Horizon while you doing the Hekake parts, but instead boot Recovery Mode (it's power + Vol - without a jig!), and from there do th factory reset. Then you can boot your Switch normally because in theory it should look like you had a problem with your Switch and manage to get it to work by doing a factory reset.
     
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